It took me a long time to decide to get a tattoo, now I have two. They were both thought out and have significance to me. I have a memorial tattoo for my mom on my back, who passed away almost exactly a year ago from brain cancer. It says: "I Wear Grey For My Mom" in red (the word "grey" is in grey). I have a gray cancer ribbon, her full maiden name, and her year of birth and year of death. It also has the Cuban national flower on it, as she was born there.
My other tattoo (pics are on my wall) is of a pinup boxing girl. It has the words "Fighter" "Survivor" above her gloves. It represents me and my fight through abuse and rape and highlights that I survived it. She's very dear to me and it reminds me that there's nothing I can't beat.
I have more tattoos planned. One that represents my faith. And two around my wrists that will represent each of my daughters. If my Mr didn't want me to get any more tattoos, we would have a problem. Not an insurmountable one, but for me to submit to that request he'd better have a damn good reason. However, I don't have to worry about that. He loves my tattoos and has no problem with me getting more. I wish he would get more. He just devirginized his skin. I love it and want him to get more, but doubt he will because he hates aftercare.